Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary Information in Hawaii

The average annual and hourly salaries for paralegals and legal assistants in the state of Hawaii are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of paralegals and legal assistants among Hawaii metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Paralegals and Legal Assistants in Hawaii

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,220
25th Percentile Wage
$39,270
50th Percentile Wage
$49,100
75th Percentile Wage
$59,500
90th Percentile Wage
$70,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in Hawaii in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $70,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,220.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of paralegals and legal assistants from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,100
12.18% -6.29%
2016
$43,120
-3.41% -
2015
$44,590
-7.29% -
2014
$47,840
-8.28% -
2013
$51,800
-0.75% -
2012
$52,190
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Paralegals and Legal Assistants in Hawaii Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in some Hawaii cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in state of Hawaii ranges from $46,790 to $47,370. The highest paying area for paralegals and legal assistants in Hawaii is Honolulu with a median annual salary of $47,370. The lowest paying area is Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,790.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Honolulu
$47,370
Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area
$46,790




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